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Hank Fraley | Center

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (38) / 9/21/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 310
College: Robert Morris

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Vikings hired former Rams, Eagles, and Browns OL Hank Fraley as assistant offensive line coach.
Fraley spent a decade in the NFL (2001-2010), primarily playing center. He was last heard of when the Rams made Fraley one of their final cuts in 2011 camp. In Minnesota, Fraley will be tasked with coaching up young OLs Matt Kalil, John Sullivan, Brandon Fusco, and Phil Loadholt. Minnesota has an excellent young offensive line core, as none of those players is 30 years old yet. Mon, Feb 10, 2014 05:22:00 PM

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Rams released C/G Hank Fraley.

The Rams wanted to get bigger on the interior, and former 49er Tony Wragge offers more power than Fraley as a backup to both guard spots as well as center. Fraley can blame new OC Josh McDaniels for the emphasis on power blocking.
Sun, Sep 4, 2011 05:50:00 PM

Rams agreed to terms with C Hank Fraley, formerly of the Browns, on a three-year, $3.055 million contract.

He picked them over the Chiefs. Fraley turns 33 before the season, but brings to St. Louis 119 career starts, the ability to play both guard and center, and a very durable track record. He will likely compete with underwhelming John Greco in training camp to be the Rams' starting right guard.
Sun, Mar 14, 2010 04:07:00 PM

The Chiefs will host free agent C Hank Fraley on Monday.

Kansas City's active courting of veteran centers hints that Rudy Niswanger's starting job may, in fact, not be as secure as his second-round tender would indicate. Fraley, going on age 33, also has the ability to play guard.
Fri, Mar 12, 2010 06:24:00 PM

Free agent OL Hank Fraley will visit the Rams this week.

Fraley, 32, started 52 games for the Browns over the past four seasons, but he fell out of the team's plans with Alex Mack taking over at center. He could potentially fill the void at right guard in St. Louis. He's also drawing interest from the Steelers.
Thu, Mar 11, 2010 08:49:00 AM

Beat writer Les Bowen says that free agent Hank Fraley could be a "short-term" bandage for the Eagles.

The Eagles starting center, Jamaal Jackson, is recovering from a torn ACL. Fraley began his career with the Birds and is an Andy Reid favorite. Getting him back in Philly would make sense.
Thu, Mar 4, 2010 03:49:00 PM

Browns released C Hank Fraley.

Fraley was due just $1.6 million in salary and has versatility, but he fell out of the team's plans when Cleveland used a first-round pick on Alex Mack in 2009, starting just four games last year. Though going on age 33, Fraley might catch on with a team attempting to ease in its center of the future.
Wed, Mar 3, 2010 06:14:00 PM

The new Browns' coaching staff reportedly wants to get bigger at center and "more powerful at the point of attack."

Incumbent Hank Fraley is going on 32 and Cleveland could invest a high pick on a center. Eric Wood and Antoine Caldwell are third-round possibilities.
Thu, Apr 23, 2009 02:20:00 PM

Browns re-signed C Hank Fraley to a four-year, $9 million contract.

Cleveland was expected to let Fraley walk, but likely realized he was the best remaining center on the market save Shaun O'Hara. Fraley will be the Browns' starting center in 2007 with LeCharles Bentley sidelined.
Thu, Mar 1, 2007 10:11:00 PM

The Browns will allow C Hank Fraley, S Brian Russell, DE Alvin McKinley, and LG Cosey Coleman to hit the free agent market.

Cleveland had been hoping to re-sign Fraley and possibly Russell, as the team's backup situation at safety is weak and it has no center other than Rob Smith, a second-year player who went undrafted in 2006.
Wed, Feb 28, 2007 10:02:00 AM

Browns GM Phil Savage hopes to re-sign free agent C Hank Fraley.

Savage opened up about LeCharles Bentley's situation, hinting that the ex-Pro Bowler may need another round of knee surgery. Fraley may end up as more than a stopgap solution considering Bentley's shaky future.
Tue, Feb 20, 2007 03:17:00 PM

Browns C Hank Fraley intends to return to the team next season.

He can be a free agent. Fraley, 29, might have the best chance to start if he stays in Cleveland. Lennie Friedman may be around to compete but LeCharles Bentley appears highly unlikely to play in 2007.
Thu, Dec 28, 2006 09:59:00 AM

Browns acquired C Hank Fraley for an undisclosed pick in 2008.

Their release of Ross Tucker makes more sense now. Fraley, a backup in Philly, should start right away and could solidify a shaky Cleveland interior line. This is good news for Charlie Frye and Reuben Droughns.
Sat, Sep 2, 2006 03:15:00 PM

Philadelphia has replaced C Hank Fraley with Jammal Jackson at the top of their depth chart.

The Eagles are making a youth movement on the offensive line a priority. Fraley missed much of last season and his contract expires at the end of this year.
Sun, Jul 30, 2006 09:25:00 AM

C Hank Fraley is expected to face competition when he returns to practice.

Fraley is still on the mend after offseason rotator cuff surgery. Jamaal Jackson will push him to start.
Tue, May 16, 2006 09:50:00 AM

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